Some pointers on critically assessing the validity of claims


Wide-scale access to the Internet has resulted in unprecedented access to information for the average citizen of any developed nation, and the more recent proliferation of mobile data devices and networks have exponentially increased our ability to reference the collective body of knowledge on a whim. This access comes at a price however, as tech-savvy … Continue reading Some pointers on critically assessing the validity of claims

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The conservative right’s alliance with anti-science


I posted the original version of the following as a comment on my "A skeptic responds to a climate sceptic" post, but since most visitors don't read the comments, I've reposted it here with some minor embellishment. There is an interesting perspective of the Australian political climate-change denialism contrasted against various other western democracies in … Continue reading The conservative right’s alliance with anti-science

The SkepticZone podcast and the Canon HF R18 I donated


If you’ve heard the latest SkepticZone podcast (available via iTunes or from the SkepticZone website), you’ll have heard that I donated a high-definition video camera to the show after Richard reported his stolen, via Twitter recently. The camera is the Legria HF R18, a beautiful piece of machinery which I’ve had the pleasure of using … Continue reading The SkepticZone podcast and the Canon HF R18 I donated

TAM Australia – Tickets on sale mid-June


Australian Skeptics (http://www.skeptics.com.au), are this year hosting an Australian version of ‘The Amazing Meeting’ (#tamoz), which has become the premier sceptical and critical thinking event in the world in both the US and more recently in the UK. The meeting will be held in Sydney on November 26-28 at the Sydney Masonic Center (which I … Continue reading TAM Australia – Tickets on sale mid-June